Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to make StyleCop ReSharper Plugin load in VS 2012 with ReSharper 7.1.3

It seems that when everyone upgraded to ReSharper 7.1.3 that the StyleCop plugin for ReSharper no longer worked or got an error. I've gone some time without the StyleCop plugin integration with ReSharper but I like the development cues it gives you. This morning I decided to get the plugin to work.

1. Download the StyleCop msi from here.

2. Extract the contents of the MSI downloaded above. You should see the extracted contents like below. If you don't know how to extract the contents of an MSI, see this link.

3. Navigate to the "[RESHARPER71_INSTALLDIR]\Plugins" directory.

4. You should see a folder named "StyleCop 4.7". Copy this folder to the clipboard.

5. Navigate to the following folder and paste the folder on the clipboard to the directory.


6. If you have Visual Studio 2012 open, you'll have to close it to get ReSharper to locate the new plugin.

7. After opening Visual Studio you can go to ReSharper -> Options -> Plugins and see all the plugins loaded. See example image below.

This should now allow you to use the StyleCop plugin with ReSharper 7.1.3.

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